Year 7 and 8

Students have the opportunity to fully engage with all learning areas and capabilities, with a focus on English, Mathematics, Science.

The curriculum deepens and broadens at the commencement of the secondary curriculum areas. Secondary students at Featherbrook college are offered a choice of Japanese or French; they begin to engage with Design and Technologies including Food and Wood; and they further experience a broader range of sports and physical education options. The following provides the time allocation, per week of each curriculum area of study for Year 7 & 8

English (5)
Mathematics (4)
Science (3)

The Humanities (2)
Physical Education and Health (2)

Careers Education and SWPBS (2)
Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - Japanese/French (1)

Visual Arts (One Semester of Each)
Year 7: Media Arts, Visual Art (2)
Year 8: Photography, Visual Communications and Design (2)

Performing Arts (One Semester of Each)
Year 7 and 8
Music (2)
Drama (2)

Design and Technologies (One Semester of Each)
Year 7 and 8
Food Technology (2)
Wood Technology (2)

Year 7 & 8 students will participate in Career Self-Exploration activities to understand more about themselves - their interests, strengths and aspirations - and the changing world of work.

My Career Exploration is a suite of resources to support schools to deliver career education in Year 7 and Year 8 and includes self-exploration and career exploration.

Delivered through a strength-based lens, this program aims to strengthen student self-worth and agency, engagement with learning, knowledge about the world of work and empower students to make informed decisions about their schooling and future.

Year 9

Featherbrook offers a diverse and rich curriculum at Year 9 with the core curriculum provision of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Physical Education complemented by students selecting subject preferences in The Arts, Design and Technologies, and Languages for their elective studies. Students are supported to make informed subject selections in consultation with their parents, Featherbrook College and Point Cook Senior Secondary Staff. Featherbrook has partnered with Point Cook Senior Secondary to support students in the pathway years of education. Students will engage with 4 - 2 hour, semester - long electives over the course of the year from each of the pathway options.

English (5)
Mathematics (4)
Science (3)

The Humanities (3)
Physical Education and Health (3)
Careers Education and SWPBS (3)

• Studio Art

• Photography & Media

• Digital Music

• Preforming Art

• Café’ – Food Technology and Business

• Design and production

• Coding, Robotics and Gaming

• Science Extension

• Healthy Lifestyles

My Career Insights My Career Insights will provide every Year 9 student in a Victorian government school with free access to Morrisby Online, an internationally recognised career diagnostic tool, followed by a one-on-one career counselling session by a qualified external careers practitioner trained in the Morrisby tool.

The Department has engaged the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV) to deliver the 2 components of the program in schools.

The My Career Insights has been designed to support Year 9 students to make better informed subject selections as part of their senior secondary school certificates, vocational education and training, and further study.

All Year 9 students will also have access to My Career Portfolio, an online resource designed to support students to:
• capture information about their interests, skills and goals

• develop their Career Action Plans

• store documents they can use to plan their course and career pathways, and access resources to find out about tertiary courses and work.